This 2 session class will introduce you to wax carving with its tools and techniques. You will have hands-on time laying out your design, carving, cutting, welding and filing away wax to expose your model. These models are used in the lost wax casting process. *We won’t be casting the models in this class.
Students should bring:
Any carving tools you have that you would like to use
Design ideas you want to use or discuss
Magnification if you want your own
Wax pen if you have one
Stones you want to make a setting for. We probably won’t use them, but we can at least talk about them.
This class is for beginners and beyond. No jewelry experience needed for this class. but casting experience is recommended. (We will not be casting the finished model in this class, so you will leave class with whatever wax you have carved.) If you have no casting experience at BARN, we recommend you sign up for Lost Wax Casting. If you want to enroll, this class fills quickly and is coming up right after Wax Carving class, so don’t delay.
This class is a prerequisite for Wax Carving 2
Jody Lyle is a goldsmith with over 25 years of experience designing and making jewelry. She graduated from the University of North Texas where she studied with Harlan Butt and has continued her education over the years with classes with masters, apprenticeships, trade school training, skill-building classes, and lots of bench time. She believes in learning by doing, listening to others’ experiences, and looking at how things are made around you. Her main focus right now is wax carving, fabrication, chasing, and repoussé. She works mostly with silver, gold, steel, rock, semi-precious and precious stones to create fun and beautiful pieces to be worn and enjoyed. Her work can be seen on Instagram @movingmetals and Flickr.